The Certificate III in Flooring Technology (Timber) specialising in timber installation provides comprehensive training, delivered both on and off the job, to ensure you develop the most up-to-date knowledge and skills required to become a professional floor covering installer.
Career opportunities, include:
- floor finisher
- timber floor layer
Pathways to further study:
- CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction
- CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
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Studying the Certificate III in Flooring Technology (Timber) at Holmesglen
Holmesglen has been training Flooring Technology apprentices for over 15 years. Training is delivered in our specially designed facilities, with a focus on providing hands-on, practical training.
Training in this stream focuses on the installation of timber, parquetry, laminate and bamboo flooring, including restoration of original timber floors.
Flooring technology will see you working in both domestic and commercial sites, and on renovation projects.
Holmesglen offers flooring technology apprenticeship training in four streams. Apprentices can seek overall knowledge and skills or focus solely on specialty areas: General, Carpet, Timber or Resilient.
||Communicate in the workplace
||Work in a team
||Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances
||Read and interpret work documents
||Establish and maintain a safe flooring technology work environment
||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
||Remove existing floor coverings
||Receive and prepare flooring materials
||Assess flooring installation sites
||Prepare subfloors with cementitious coating applications
||Select, prepare and apply moisture barriers to concrete subfloors
||Make measurements and calculations
||Plan and cost flooring technology work
||Coarse sand timber flooring
||Install engineered timber flooring
||Plan and implement maintenance systems for timber, laminate and engineered flooring
||Respond to complaints about flooring installations
||Install direct stick timber flooring
||Install patterned and mosaic parquetry flooring
||Install timber flooring materials to stairs
||Apply stains and fillers to timber flooring
||Fine sand timber flooring
||Apply oil-based coatings to timber flooring
||Apply water-based coatings to timber flooring
| Code || Name |
|MSMSUP102||Communicate in the workplace|
|MSMSUP106||Work in a team|
|TLID2003||Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances|
|MSFGN3001||Read and interpret work documents|
|MSFFL3053||Establish and maintain a safe flooring technology work environment|
|CPCCWHS1001||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry|
|MSFFL2031||Remove existing floor coverings|
|MSFFL2030||Receive and prepare flooring materials|
|MSFFL3054||Assess flooring installation sites|
|MSFFL2034||Prepare subfloors with cementitious coating applications|
|MSFFL2032||Select, prepare and apply moisture barriers to concrete subfloors|
|MSFGN2001||Make measurements and calculations|
|MSFFL3052||Plan and cost flooring technology work|
|MSFFL2045||Coarse sand timber flooring|
|MSFFL2040||Install engineered timber flooring|
|MSFFL3087||Plan and implement maintenance systems for timber, laminate and engineered flooring|
|MSFFL3055||Respond to complaints about flooring installations|
|MSFFL3078||Install direct stick timber flooring|
|MSFFL3083||Install patterned and mosaic parquetry flooring|
|MSFFL3080||Install timber flooring materials to stairs|
|MSFFL3094||Apply stains and fillers to timber flooring|
|MSFFL3095||Fine sand timber flooring|
|MSFFL3091||Apply oil-based coatings to timber flooring|
|MSFFL3090||Apply water-based coatings to timber flooring|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
Training agreement with a registered employer from the flooring industry.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and to attend a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
Please refer to our coronavirus update page to view current vaccine requirements.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion you will receive the MSF30818 Certificate III in Flooring Technology.
How to apply
A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment.
An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice.
Visit Australian apprenticeships.gov.au >/a>for more information.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:
1300 639 888
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship||$1,989|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession